10/31 Consortium, a local charity bringing a safe and happy Halloween to the children of Baton Rouge, cancels Halloween events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Known for its popular Fifolet Halloween Festival, Parade and Costume Giveaway Day, 10/31 Consortium still wants to celebrate the holiday and its 10 Year Anniversary.
This year, the organization will be flipping the idea of its Fifolet Halloween Parade. Instead of watching floats celebrate down the streets of Baton Rouge, spectators will drive along the streets finding their favorite costumed characters.
Courtesy – 10/31 Consortium
“It’s kind of like a reverse parade,” said Saundra Lane, program director of 10/31 Consortium. “We will have decorations and costumed characters spread out outside, but the carloads of families will roll by instead of floats.”
“Spectators will stay in their cars, our volunteers will maintain social distance and wear masks, and the whole thing is 100 percent no-touch, so we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe as that’s our number one priority,” said Corey Tullier, founder and president of 10/31 Consortium.
The Fifolet Flip Flop event is still pending approval from the City of Baton Rouge, but the organization is hopeful in its efforts to provide a safe and fun celebration.
The theme, fitting for COVID-19, celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary is “Purrfect 10: a MASKuerade.” To learn more about 10/31 Consortium’s Fifolet Flip Flop event, click here.